Relay For Life seeks volunteers

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The local American Cancer Society of Northern Portage Co. is looking for volunteers and teams for their annual Relay For Life of Northern Portage.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

"Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease," said Ayla Layman, Relay For Life specialist for the American Cancer Society. "Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat."

Teams of 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches -- people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorships prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way possible.

To learn more information on how to become more involved, volunteer on the Relay For Life committee or serve as a team captain, contact Ayla Layman at 888-227-6446 ext. 2215 or Ayla.Layman@cancer.org or reach contact the Relay For Life of Northern Portage leadership at Relay4Aurora@gmail.com.

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